3 S.R. Johannes: Go For Gold by Shannon Delany

Friday, February 07, 2014

Go For Gold by Shannon Delany

Watching the Olympics, I'm struck by the importance competition holds in human culture--and in books. Every day there are several thousand new books published. The fact we can find anything amid such a sea of words never ceases to amaze me. 

So how do any of us get our book noticed and then keeping getting our books noticed? I wish I knew some formula for an author's success, but I don't think there's a foolproof one so I think the best thing we can do--ever--is our best. 

It's what I've tried to do since my first novel, 13 TO LIFE, came out in 2010. I keep pushing myself and I have two very different series to show for it. 

So, if you asked me… 

Write your best book. Love it. Be passionate about every stage of its creation. And most importantly? Write the book you want to read--the book in your heart. 

I believe we all have an amazing story to tell--do it and don't let anyone stop you. 

About the Author:
Find Shannon and her 13 TO LIFE series and WEATHER WITCH series on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Amazon, and at ShannonDelany.com. And this year? Follow her as she builds a picture book with a talented singer-songwriter!

Destiny and Deception:
The sensational fourth novel in the 13 to Life series sees Jessica and the Rusakuvas fighting to overcome one of their biggest challenges yet.

With the threat of the mafia seemingly gone and the company's headquarters in Junction destroyed, Pietr Rusakova is adjusting to being a normal teen and Jess is realizing normalcy may not be what she wanted after all. But both Jess and Cat know the truth--that normal can't be taken for granted. When a new danger stalks into their small town, Alexi decides he must overcome his issues with the mother who abandoned him to be raised by wolves and make a brand new deal to save his adopted family.

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